Global Experience

Learning is not limited to the classroom. At SIT, we encourage you to venture out of your comfort zone and brave new challenges to deepen and broaden your learning journey.

For students pursuing SIT-conferred and joint degree programmes, you will get a chance to participate in the Overseas Integrated Work Study Programme (OIWSP) and other optional programmes, such as the Overseas Exposure Programme (OEP) and International Internship Programme (IIP).

For students pursuing joint or Overseas University (OU) undergraduate programmes, the compulsory* Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP) will provide greater learning experiences through international exposure. You will get to interact with your university professors and mentors while experiencing life abroad with your fellow overseas counterparts.

*This excludes students in the joint Food Technology programme with Massey University. Students may complete their Final-Year Project in the form of OIP in New Zealand, subject to placement availability. Students who do not attend the OIP will be required to complete a paper of equivalent weightage in Singapore.

Overseas Integrated Work Study Programme (OIWSP)

The Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) is a distinctive applied learning feature of SIT, which allows our work-ready undergraduates to be immersed in a real-life work environment for an extended period of eight to 12 months. The Overseas Integrated Work Study Programme (OIWSP) is the overseas equivalent of IWSP. Under the national ambits outlined in the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) strategies, students are encouraged to acquire global insight and immerse themselves in the regional industries. 

SIT works with global and regional partners to deploy our students for OIWSP. If your organisation is interested to consider a work-ready SIT student for work attachment at your overseas location, please contact our Centre for Career Readiness Division

Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP)

The Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP) is compulsory for all students pursuing Joint or OU Undergraduate Programmes. These programmes are designed to provide greater learning experiences, including lectures, hands-on project work, workshops, and industry visits at the OU. Students will get to interact with their university professors and mentors, while experiencing life abroad with their fellow overseas counterparts. Participation in OIP will be reflected in students' Record of Achievement (ROA).




DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore

12 weeks

12,000 – 13,000

Newcastle University

3 weeks

4,000 – 5,000

Technical University of Munich

3 weeks

4,800 – 5,500

The Culinary Institute of America

3 weeks

10,000 – 11,000

University of Glasgow

3 – 4 weeks1

4,500 – 5,500

Massey University2

16 weeks

10,000 – 11,000

Note: Costs are estimates and are dependent on prevailing currency exchange rates and flight ticket prices.

1 The actual OIP duration is programme-specific.
2 The number of students attending OIP in New Zealand is subject to placement availability. Students who do not attend the OIP will be required to complete a paper of equivalent weightage in Singapore.


Overseas Exposure Programme (OEP)


The Overseas Exposure Programme (OEP) aims to help students to learn best practices in the industry, gain cross-cultural awareness, and broaden their horizons. It is an optional component of SIT’s undergraduate degree programmes. OEP is programme-specific and is usually held over the trimester breaks, lasting for about a week. Participation in OEP will be reflected in a student’s Record of Achievement.

Students on both OIP and OEP are eligible to apply for financial aid and will be notified of the application period and procedures nearer the date of the programme.

Student Exchange Programme (SEP)

The Student Exchange Programme (SEP) aims to enrich students with an overseas studying and living experience through one of SIT’s Overseas University (OU) partners. Typical exchange duration is for one trimester/semester and credit transfer will be arranged.